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collards

Syllabification: col·lards
Pronunciation: /ˈkälərdz
 
/
(also collard greens)

Definition of collards in English:

noun

A cabbage of a variety that does not develop a heart.
Example sentences
  • Broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, radishes, carrots, collards, garlic, kale, lettuce, mustard, swiss chard, spinach and turnips are all ‘frost tolerant’ crops.
  • Start cool-season veggies like cabbage, collards, carrots and cauliflower in July for a fantastic fall harvest.
  • In many regions it is an agricultural pest on domesticated varieties of Brassica oleracea, including cabbage, broccoli and collards.

Origin

mid 18th century: reduced form of colewort, in the same sense, from cole + wort.

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